Our Founder

 

 

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Archbishop Roy E. Brown

Roy Edward Brown was born on February 28, 1943 in Birmingham, Alabama. He is one of six children born to the late Ollie Mae Shelton.

He attended St. Paul Methodist Church in Birmingham under the pastorate of the late Reverend Wilson and accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of six years. His formative years were spent in Birmingham and he received his early education in the local school system there. He also studied voice and music

At the age of thirteen years, he moved with his family, to New York where he completed his education. He joined the membership of Mt. Ollie Baptist Church under the guidance of the late Pastor R. D. Brown. He later began Evangelistic work and was ordained in April 1964. In the same year, he received his first pastoral position at First Baptist Church of Deer Park, NY, where he served for one year.

In 1965, he became the pastor of Pilgrim Baptist Church, then located at 600 Stone Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. Under his pastorate, the church was moved several times to larger and greater facilities. The Lord has brought many of his vision to fruition. They include a radio & television ministry; a school, Pilgrim Christian Academy; a bible school, Pilgrim Theological Institute; the planting of churches and many more.

In 1989, he was elected to be Consecrated a Bishop in the Lord’s Church, which consecration took place on July 18, 1990, during Pilgrim Church Annual Day of Prayer. This consecration was attended upon by many of the respected “Fathers in the Faith”: Bishop Ithiel C. Clemmons, Bishop James E. Tyson, Bishop O.T. Jones, Jr., Bishop Gilbert E. Patterson, Bishop Franklin C. Showell, Bishop James Copeland, Bishop Norman Quick, Bishop Carl E. Williams, Sr., Bishop Smallwood E. Williams, Bishop Liston Page, Sr., Bishop Collie N. Edwers, Bishop Chandler D. Owens, Bishop Wilbert S. McKinley, Bishop J. Delano Ellis, II, the College of Pentecostal/Apostolic Bishops and many more; on this same day the vision of Pilgrim Assemblies International was set forth.

April 9, 1994 during the fifth Holy Convocation, he consecrated the first eight Bishops to serve with him, and then in 1996 he would consecrate yet four more men, two of which would establish the initial international presence of Pilgrim Assemblies International on the continent of Africa. During that same year, Bishop Roy E. Brown, along with his dear friend, Bishop Wilbert S. McKinley (Elim International Fellowship, Brooklyn) were elevated to Archbishops to serve among their brethren with distinction by Archbishop Rainer Laufers of the Old Holy Catholic Church (Reformed).

Archbishop Roy E. Brown continued to preach the Gospel and teach the Word in tents, crusades and convocations, planting churches and strengthening ministries and pastors along the way. Having recognized the ability of media to reach the masses, he embarked upon live streaming in 2000, which during Holy Convocation 2010, reached over 18,000 qualified viewers in more than 16 countries, who witnessed the historic Consecration of twelve men to the Episcopacy.

Biographical Synopsis of Our Founder, Archbishop Roy E. Brown

Roy Edward Brown was born on February 28, 1943 in Birmingham, Alabama. He is one of six children born to the late Ollie Mae Shelton.

He attended St. Paul Methodist Church in Birmingham under the pastorate of the late Reverend Wilson and accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of six years. His formative years were spent in Birmingham and he received his early education in the local school system there. He also studied voice and music

At the age of thirteen years, he moved with his family, to New York where he completed his education. He joined the membership of Mt. Ollie Baptist Church under the guidance of the late Pastor R. D. Brown. He later began Evangelistic work and was ordained in April 1964. In the same year, he received his first pastoral position at First Baptist Church of Deer Park, NY, where he served for one year.

Biographical Synopsis of Our Founder, Archbishop Roy E. Brown

Roy Edward Brown was born on February 28, 1943 in Birmingham, Alabama. He is one of six children born to the late Ollie Mae Shelton.

He attended St. Paul Methodist Church in Birmingham under the pastorate of the late Reverend Wilson and accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of six years. His formative years were spent in Birmingham and he received his early education in the local school system there. He also studied voice and music

At the age of thirteen years, he moved with his family, to New York where he completed his education. He joined the membership of Mt. Ollie Baptist Church under the guidance of the late Pastor R. D. Brown. He later began Evangelistic work and was ordained in April 1964. In the same year, he received his first pastoral position at First Baptist Church of Deer Park, NY, where he served for one year.